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US: Bob Corker to block GCC arms sales over Qatar row

Republican chairman of Senate Foreign Relations Committee says 'recent disputes' undermine US policy in the Middle East.

Bob Corker

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US health-insurance bill faces stiff opposition

Plan can afford to lose only two Republican votes in order to pass but five senators have expressed their opposition.

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US Supreme Court agrees to hear Trump Muslim ban case

Justices grant parts of administration's request to put order into effect immediately while legal battle continues.

Muslim ban

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Six dead after tourist boat sinks in Colombia

Officials say 31 people also missing after a boat with about 160 people on board sank in Guatape reservoir.

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At least 11 killed in Mexico's latest drug violence

Four children among those killed in violence-ridden Veracruz state in what governor calls 'act of terrible barbarism'.

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Tillerson: Some demands on Qatar very difficult to meet

Top US diplomat calls Arab states to 'sit down together' to try and reach a resolution amid a major diplomatic crisis.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

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Eight detained over Colombia shopping mall blast

Four women and four men arrested in connection with a bombing at a Bogata mall that killed three people last weekend.

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Venezuelan president's opponents lay siege to air base

As new protests flare, a war of words breaks out between Caracas and the head of the Organization of American States.

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Colombia's ELN frees two Dutch journalists

Officials say Derk Bolt and Eugenio Marie, abducted earlier this week, released in rural area in Norte de Santander.

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Slain protester's father appeals to 'friend' Maduro

A man claiming to be a former boss of the Venezuelan president calls for probe into killing of his son during unrest.

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